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Best book events in NYC: Critics' picks

Mike Sacks: Poking a Dead Frog

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Editor, journalist and author Mike Sacks releases his new collection of never-before-seen interviews with and essays by legendary humorists, from Mel Brooks to Amy Poehler, and the one-and-only Bill

  1. The powerHouse Arena 37 Main St, at Water St
  2. Sat Jul 12
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Mr. Hip Presents: Poets House Reading

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Mr. Hip, a Boston-based poetry, spoken-word, music and art series, comes to New York for the first time. Musical guests Deron Hogans and the Jordan Carter Trio will be joined by a first-class

  1. Poets House 10 River Terr, at Murray St
  2. Sat Jul 12
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Franklin Park Reading Series

  • Critics choice
  • Free

One of the borough's best and longest-running reading series hosts its annual "Travels and Journeys" evening, welcoming Emma Straub, Tiphanie Yanique, Courtney Maum, Boris Fishman and Aaron Burch to

  1. Franklin Park 618 St. Johns Pl, between Classon and Franklin Aves
  2. Mon Jul 14
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The Moth StorySLAM!

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Ten stories. Three teams of judges. One winner. The outrageously (and deservedly) popular storytelling series pits local yarn spinners against one another, challenging them to deliver an impressive

  1. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby St, between E Houston and Prince Sts, 10012
  2. Tue Jul 15
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